Women's Health


'Women's Health 101' by Oladele Olusanya MD: The 7 essentials of women's health.

1. Every woman must have a family physician, not just an Ob/Gyne specialist.

2. Annual health exams are mandatory at every age, even for the uninsured.

3. Pap smears every 1-3 yrs from age 21 or after first sexual activity

4. Mammogram every 1-2 yrs from age 50.

5. Colon cancer screen from age 50 (colonoscopy every 10 years, or fecal occult blood test yearly).

6. Yearly check for obesity, hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol & depression

7. Ask the physician to check and update your adult immunizations such as influenza, penumococcus & TdaP  


Important health issues for women

  • Depression & mood problems
  • Cervical cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Pregnancy
  • Infertility
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Sexual problems
  • Menopause
  • Osteoporosis


Things you must do before your annual woman's health exam


  • Bring a list of all your current & previous medical problems & surgeries
  • Prepare a list of all your current medications including over the counter meds and supplements
  • Tell your physician about your problems or concerns
  • At the end of the visit, get a clinical summary and copies of all your labs and other tests
  • Get a written a plan from the physician for your future health maintenance (obesity, hypertension etc)


What you expect from Dr. Olusanya at your Annual health exam

  • Height, weight & BMI (screen for obesity)
  • BP & pulse (screen for hypertension & atrial fibrillation)
  • Breast examination
  • Pelvic examination
  • Cancer screen (Mammogram, Pap smear or Colonoscopy as indicated)
  • Labs & X-rays only if indicated (diabetes, hypertension, thyroid disease, high cholesterol or osteoporosis)
  • Check & update your immunizations


Promoting women's health care in Dallas

With specialization in Obstetrics and Gynecology from the Royal College in the United Kingdom, Dr Oladele Olusanya is one of the few family physicians in Dallas trained in the management of female health issues.



Charter Medical Center
8067 West Virginia Dr
Dallas, TX 75237
Phone: 972-441-7572
Fax: 972-230-5591

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